AIPP’s Latest Videos

Logging and Deforestation in Borneo, Interview with Iban Chief

Deep in the heart of Borneo, near Kapit, Sarawak, I interview an Iban Chief about logging on his Tribal Land. Iban activist Peter John Jaban acts as translator of the Iban Language. The Iban still live off the Jungle; hunting, fishing and growing crops. They live together in longhouses and were originally known for the practise of headhunting, that is beheading any strangers or neighbouring tribes to maintain and expand their hunting grounds. Source: Overlander

Our Land Our Lives

This documentary, filmed by Kwe Ka Lu Team, is about the story of the impact of Dawei Special Economic Zone in Southern Burma. It was produced by Kwe Ka Lu in partnership with Communities Sustainable Livelihood and Development (CSLD), and supported by Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN).

Thailand’s displaced Karen long for mountains

Families forced into sanctioned town after park officals set fire to village following deforestation claims. Thailand’s Kaeng Krachan National Park has been home to members of the Karen ethnic group for generations – but in July 2011, park officials set one of the villages on fire and forced them to leave. The officials accused the Karen people of deforestation and of growing marijuana plants – accusations they denied. The park director says that failed negotiations over two years left him little choice but to take drastic measures. Fearful of having their homes and farms destroyed, many Karen families moved into ...

Indigenous Peoples and the Struggle for their Homeland

Land, Territory and natural resources are not only viewied as an economic resource for the survival of indigenous peoples, but also identity. The identity of an existence that is contained within a value system: social, cultural and spiritual, inherited from generation to generation. Many of the permit issued by central and local goverment are without due process of FPIC (Free prior and informed consent). The arrival of development project permits are putting indigenous peoples as a spectator of development, not as an actor. The indigenous peopes are becoming poorer. They increasingly no longer have accsess to nearby resources that had ...

Sarawak corrupt deal-making exposed in sting video

A Global Witness documentary has exposed behind-the-scenes corrupt deal-making in Sarawak in a video featuring an investigator posing as a ‘potential investor’ meeting Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s relatives and well-connected lawyers. What is this film about? This investigation provides undercover footage of the corruption and illegality at the heart of governance in Sarawak, Malaysia’s largest state, on the island of Borneo.

Don’t Pulp Pandumaan-Sipituhuta: A David and Goliath Tale

The pulp and paper industry is growing all over Indonesia. The Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) company, is expanding its eucalyptus plantations on the lands of the indigenous communities of Pandumaan-Sipituhuta in North Sumatra. The communities have lived and worked on their lands for 13 generations. They are peacefully resisting to defend their forests and their livelihoods. But their defence of their lands comes at a heavy cost as they are criminalised. Please stand together with this community at the front-line of the global land grab that is putting profit ahead of rights.

Indonesian Forum for Agrarian Justice

With the increasing agrarian conflict in Indonesia, lecturers, researchers, and agrarian experts state their deep concern. In many countries this agrarian conflict can divide communities, societies, as well as nations. And Indonesia as a country rich in natural resources, this issue is not impossible to happen. Lecturers, researchers and agrarian experts share their views and recommendations in a petition to the President of the Republic of Indonesia. The petition to the President is supported by 153 professors, lecturers, researchers, and agrarian experts in Indonesia. FOR A COMPLETE COPY OF THE PETITION plesae send an email to or download at ...

Indigenous Peoples and their Rights in new Constitution of Nepal

Published on Jan 17, 2013 Length: 18:44 Minutes This documentary film is a joint effort of Ethnic Media Foundation and LAHURNIP to present the experiences and challenges of Indigenous Constituent Assembly Members (who represented in the historic Constituent Assembly of Nepal) when they try to incorporate the Indigenous peoples issues, concerns and rights in their respective thematic committees and in the topmost decision making level of the country during May 28, 2008 to 2012.

Indigenous Women’s Rights [New Animation Video]

We live in a time when public opinion is demanding a fairer and more equitable planet. There is no more important element to address this than the equality of men and women. This 4-minute animation video outlines the recommendations from CEDAW (Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) and UNDRIP (UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) particularly on indigenous women that guide and help us to move in this direction. In Burmese In Thai

Rights in Action: Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for Indigenous Peoples

This community-friendly animation video explains the concepts and mechanisms of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) through a story of interaction between indigenous peoples and people requesting their consent for new development. Free, Prior and Informed Consent is a core principle of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to guide collective decision-making. FPIC is a continual process that involves mutual respect and meaningful participation of indigenous peoples in decision-making on matters affecting them. The video also includes a story about customary law in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Length of Video: ...